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Attracting about half a million tourists a year, the cave system of The Cave of Han represents one of the largest in Europe. Take the vintage tramway system through a natural reserve to the entrance of the caves. A guided tour will take you through the system, detailing the river that caused this underground expanse and showcasing light and sound through a demonstration of its acoustics. Make sure to dress warmly and wear walking shoes as there are over 500 stairs throughout the chilly depths. Check out the animal park nearby to see foxes, bears, sheep, horses, and more. There is also an outdoor playground and petting zoo. To visit The Cave of Han and get the most from your holiday in Han-sur-Lesse, create itinerary details personal to you using our Han-sur-Lesse trip generator.
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The Cave of Han Reviews
Johan6410August 17, 2017
We hadden een daguistap met de kleinkinderen gepland naar de grotten en het wildpark in Han sur Lesse. Gelukkig hadden we onze tickets per internet geboekt (ook goedkoper!) waardoor we de lange wachtr... more »We had a daguistap with the grandchildren planned to the caves and the wildlife park in Han sur Lesse. Luckily we had our tickets booked per internet (also cheaper!) so that we could avoid long queues at the ticket counters. The queues after the cash registers for the little train to the caves and later in the day for the cars to the game park bear witness to a rather meager. We took the train to the caves where we after a short wait under the guidance of a bilingual guide a guided visit to the cave complex. This is definitely worth it. After lunch we went then with the open truck to the wildlife park. Also this is definitely but I would recommend to do this on foot so that you get closer to the animals and also to classify your own visit. All at la it was a fine and varied trip.
sl664August 17, 2017
Een super dag in een super omgeving. We hebben ervan genoten! Voor kleine kinderen is het bezoek aan de grotten misschien nét iets te lang. Maar voor de rest prima. De organisatie met de treintjes en ... more »A super day in a super environment. We have enjoyed it! For small children is the visit to the caves might be slightly too long. But otherwise fine. The organization with the model trains and buses is proceeding very smoothly.
Charles BAugust 16, 2017
Départ en fanfare dans un matériel roulant digne du musée. Les normes de bruit et de pollution respectées viennent d'une autre planète, mais pas de souci, vous êtes dans le "domaine" (privé donc) ; le... more »Start in a rolling stock worthy of the Museum. Noise and pollution standards met come from another planet, but don't worry, you are in the "private" (so); the web site green varnish is peeling. It feels good when it stops, but, already, a long line at the entrance to the caves makes you fear a painful wait. Behold, it is brief. The solution is clever and should inspire all the guided visits to the world: instead to take a group of 20 to 30 people, which, given the configuration in the route corridor, would be a maximum, the guide starts at the head of a herd of less than 80 souls, proud to tell you that it's a small group, and as usual, it's rather 100 or 110. Obvious result: two-thirds of the visitors who paid their entry cheap and ugly, do not hear the explanations of the guide, part of between - them are still in the previous room when she starts talking. Children speak all the time (including yours), it's inevitable given the number, adults will shout not hear, the guide turned a deaf ear and eventually talk to five people around her. "100% natural" are these caves paved concrete and traveled spots and apparent power cables. you start to giggle, that's something. The show "sound and light" is a Summit of flatness, cheap, and especially completely inappropriate: it's about nothing and even the principle of artifice is the opposite of the natural feeling that we're looking at these places. The best is for the end: the heavy emphasis of the guide on the "tradition of the tip", his position at the exit of the mendicant way course, and... the superb portrait on bottom of stalagtites proposed to you for 4 euros. Finally a good point: you burst laughing so much is too much. The student photographer does not include. The caves are in itself very interesting to visit (where the two stars), but their operation is pathetic. No taking into account the experience of the customer, we table not on quality. Why do when the quantity is there? Example trivial but topical, the use of the toilet of the Museum will cost you 40 cents: unique for an "attraction" to the right of entry is already far too high. Unique and unforgettable. Finally, it seems to me that purely venal exploitation of the site is in principle incompatible with the status of world heritage of UNESCO (the common heritage of humanity!) that the area of the caves of Han is currently seeking.
Sara GeneneJune 29, 2017
Great weekend gateway from Luxembourg. Very interesting and well organized cave with great light system, which makes it photogenic. Helpful and witty guides to walk you through the cave is definite plus. The Train ride until the entry of the cave adds up charm. Great Experience!
Hugo SerranoJune 14, 2017
A tad expensive but actually a very interesting place to spend a hole day. If you dare take De 7km walk and to visit the animals. The cave is also amazing but around the town I'll notice a over touristic felling. Just get your backpack and walk. The is beautiful with a lot of animals to see and side paths to discover.
Rob SnyderJune 6, 2017
Other reviewers said this cave was small, but I find that ridiculous. The cave is very big by any standard. You walk through at least a kilometer of it and some parts could easily fit 20 or 30 school buses. Everything else I read was true, from the school kids to the accommodating English speaking guide.
Kristy ThibodeauMay 7, 2017
Great tour with a cute train ride to the entrance of the caves. Beautiful, natural caves with highlighted sections and a sweet light and music show. Guided in Dutch or french but the guide kept us English speakers up front to get translation. Your tour lasts over an hour and half and you can save 2€ if you pre-book tickets online. Must be healthy enough to climb several steps and duck on occasion.
Rohit KumarMay 27, 2017
Loved this place. I got enough opportunities to photograph 100 meters below the ground. There are many interesting spots in the cave like the light and sound show, places where river Lesse is flowing beneath us. Different shapes and also colours of lime stones.
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